Ameresco, Inc. is a leading cleantech integrator and renewable energy asset developer, owner, and operator. With more than 1,000 employees across the United States, Canada, and Europe, Ameresco has completed energy-saving, environmentally responsible projects for public and private customers. As an owner/operator of CHP plants throughout the United States Ameresco believes that a critical component in designing and building successful CHP plants is having operational experience. We have developed and operated over 216 MW of power plants with 86 reciprocating gas engines and 14 gas turbines. Ameresco’s experience provides a unique perspective on the impact of a plant's design and the project’s success. This sets us apart from pure design/ build teams that construct plants and move on after commissioning, never appreciating the operational challenges of a power generation facility over time. Our operational experience is incorporated into each project to the benefit of our clients.
Energy Services and/or Financing
Ameresco is an independent energy services company (ESCO) that has delivered $11B+ in energy solutions across financing models, markets, and technologies. Ameresco delivers a broad and deep solution portfolio within a single energy partner, from design and development to financing and construction, to provide freedom of choice to our customers and measurable savings to public and private clients alike, at every stage of their energy projects. Upgrades are often attainable through budget-neutral infrastructure upgrades that leverage savings to pay for projects over time. Ameresco’s financing experience ranges from Design, Build, Own, Operate and Maintain (DBOOM), Performance Contracting, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), and Energy as a Service (EaaS), among others. A comprehensive approach allows for a complete, up-to-date evaluation of the potential aid available, such as renewable energy certificates, grants, utility rebates, and tax credits available at the federal and state levels.
Ameresco’s Quality Assurance Program (QAP) has been created from best practices, protocols, and lessons learned from the company’s development and operation of more than 50 generation assets and energy systems over the last two decades. Ameresco’s QAP goal is to achieve 100% customer satisfaction with value-added innovative solutions. Ameresco provides turnkey operations and maintenance (O&M) services for over 720 MW of energy plants and solar/storage systems. The company’s expert O&M team of over 160 technicians, analysts, trades, and site managers delivers trusted reliability and support for each unique facility’s requirements. This team is always involved in meetings, walk-downs, inspections and tests, management assessments, independent assessments, and abnormal events to prevent and minimize quality issues.